|Origin Birmingham, England|
Associated acts Napalm Death
Name Miles Ratledge
Genres Hardcore punk, Grindcore
Years active 1981–1988
|Also known as Rat, Rat Napalm, Miles Per Hour, MPH|
Albums Punk Is a Rotting Corpse, Napalm Death/Electro Hippies
Music group Napalm Death (1981 – 1985)
Similar People Nicholas Bullen, Danny Herrera, Mick Harris, Jesse Pintado, Mitch Harris
Occupation(s) Yoga teacher, musician
Miles "Rat" Ratledge (born 1967 in Coventry, England) is a founding member of the band Napalm Death, the band credited with creating the grindcore genre which blended elements of extreme metal and punk rock.
Miles Ratledge (Rat) is one of the founding members of Napalm Death, along with Nicholas Bullen (Nik Napalm). The duo had collaborated on fanzines and played together in a number of 'bedroom' bands from 1979 onwards, before forming the first line-up of Napalm Death in May 1981 (when they were 13 and 14 years old).
Ratledge left Napalm Death in December 1985 due to musical disagreements. He went on to form the group Aberration in early 1987 (featuring the poet Andy Nunn on bass, Ian McCugo on vocals and Simon Holland on guitar) and the group Witch Hunt in late 1987 (which featured ex-Napalm Death members Finbarr Quinn and Graham Robertson).
Miles is currently living in Aarhus, Denmark where he runs an Ashtanga Yoga school